Food Innovation Center

Collaborating for a healthier, hunger-free world.

  • We are the Food Innovation Center

    We are the Food Innovation Center

    Learn about our key initiatives Read more »

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming Events

    Join the FIC for one of our food-related events Read more »

  • Stay Connected

    Stay Connected

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  • Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Join the FIC to attend events, network and collaborate, and obtain assistance with your research Read more »

  • Members in the News

    Members in the News

    FIC members are often in the news to discuss their research, discoveries and knowledge Read more »

Discover a healthier hunger-free world

Food is basic to life and our global food system must innovate to sustain it. A population of nine billion people in year 2050 will demand a staggering 70% increase in the world’s food supply. Simply increasing production will not eradicate hunger nor improve human health. One third of food produced is now lost or wasted due to flaws in process, economics, energy, behavior, and policy. Food discovery at Ohio State is innovation that works across disciplines; it is the best ideas from academic, government, and industry professionals that solve local, national and global food needs. The Ohio State Food Innovation Center has the tools and talent to improve access to abundant, safe, health-promoting food. 



The Food Innovation Center strategically leverages start-up funds provided by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Research to foster new faculty development, networking, and the engagement of graduate students. Learn more about our funding opportunities here.


The FIC disseminates knowledge and promotes inquiry by organizing forums, conferences and symposia on topics that range from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to childhood obesity to feeding 9 billion people by 2050. Learn more about our events here.


The Food Innovation Center serves as a gateway to the university for industry personnel, professional organizations, non-profits and government programs exploring potential partnerships with Ohio State. Search the FIC member directory here.